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Tax-Free Shopping Begins In Maryland

Shoppers in Maryland are taking advantage of some tax-free shopping from Aug. 12 to 18.

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Hardcore Job Program Helps Unlikely 'Get To Work'

A new Sundance Channel series looks at the path back from long-term unemployment. The show follows a boot-camp-like job training program, STRIVE, and its clients aren't just victims of hard economic times. They come from addiction, incarceration and abuse. Guest host Jacki Lyden speaks with STRIVE's Rob Smith about the show Get To Work.
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Google Cutting 4,000 Jobs At Motorola; 1,300 Of Them Are In U.S.

After acquiring the cellphone maker for $12.5 billion, Google is streamlining its operations.
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Canadians Overrun Bellingham, Wash., Costco

Locals have started a Facebook page declaring the city's Costco needs a special time for Americans, according to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Canada's dollar is strong so Canadians have been crossing the border for bargains.
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Poland Watches Warily As Euro Crisis Spreads

Poland is part of the EU but hasn't yet adopted the euro single currency. An economic success story during rough times, Poland's economy grew an average of nearly 4 percent annually since 2008. But now there is concern that the crisis in the eurozone may threaten the country's post-communist run of prosperity.
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Consumer Bureau Targets Improper Floreclosures

The head of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau says he wants to "extend new protections to consumers against the kind of shabby customer service and law-breaking by mortgage servicers that has been so thoroughly documented." The bureau has proposed new rules to help homeowners facing foreclosure. But housing advocates say it will all depend on enforcement.
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Math Model Helps Predict Olympic Medal Winners

Researchers used economic principles to predict which countries would win the most medals at the London Olympic Games. The study was 95 percent accurate for the 2008 games. And this time around, it was 97.7 percent accurate.

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